Fire events often have a large impact on recreation and tourism, yet these issues had not been addressed from a social science perspective. There are three distinct lines of research to address: examine values/attitudes and behaviors of recreation residence owners and year-round residents in the wildland-urban interface; examine recreationistsAi perceptions about fire suppression and postfire forest health issues; and examine perceptions and beliefs about recreation activities and impacts to fire-prone ecosystems in the wildland-urban interface. This report includes 17 of these studies grouped into four major topical headings: recreation use research, commun. research, program eval. and interface residents research, and trust research. Charts and tables.Studies Supported by National Fire Plan Funds Deborah J. Chavez ... for further research include the replication of this study with other racial/ethnic groups, the use of other fire symbols as signage, and the use of other message sources.
|Title||:||Fire Social Science Research from the Pacific Southwest Research Station|
|Author||:||Deborah J. Chavez|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2010-10|